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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonsa View Post
    Canadian kids play video games and watch violent movies just like american kids.

    But mass shootings in Canada are very rare. Is it because of the water, or is it because of gun control? You can legally buy a gun in canada but only after criminal and mental health checks are complete. You can't buy one from a "gun" show cash and carry. You can't buy semi auto or automatic weapons nor large capacity magazines.

    With 300 million guns in the US (at least) and all kinds of assault weapons and large capacity mags, I think the number of mass shootings is facilitated by access to the type of guns that enable such horrific events. Its simply a numbers game a tiny tiny number of nutbars in an environment overflowing with guns. Surely it makes sense to at least control the types of guns available and the type of individual that can obtain them and still uphold the second amendment.
    I'm willing to bet they don't have the rampant poverty and "thug life" inner city culture we have either. There are a lot of factors to consider. Correlation does not imply causality.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I don't think any MENTALLY NORMAL person will, simply by playing Call of Duty or Left 4 Dead or other violent video game, decide on that basis to go out and kill a bunch of innocent people at random.


    A mentally ABNORMAL person may become fixated on ANYTHING, and not have the ability to distinguish between reality and fantasy, right and wrong... in which case the video game is not the causal agent, the mental illness is the cause.
    No, no. That is not the root cause. It's the parents of the mentaly ill person is the cause. Oh, no no ...

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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Candian gun laws are different (privilege vs. right) but hardly as strict as you have described them:

    Global Edmonton | Gun laws not necessarily solution to gun violence: Canadian lawyer

    Canada: Gun Laws To Be Eased
    Like I have said before the run registry is a tool to protect police. The OPP (Ontario Police), La Sûreté du Québec (Quebec Police), the RCMP, and various city police unions all fought against the repeal of the gun registry. It is meant for the safety of the officer. We are not a culture that will allow the carry of handguns, our society was built on hunting so rifles and shotguns are acceptable while other weapons are not.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    I believe they certainly are an issue along with violent everything else...you can PROGRAM and teach any young human to be the way you want them...they certainly do have an effect as far as im concerned and the proof is the level of violence today over even my generation that didnt grow up with all this crap..

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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I'm willing to bet they don't have the rampant poverty and "thug life" inner city culture we have either. There are a lot of factors to consider. Correlation does not imply causality.
    We deal with thugs in a different way, get the mafia to deal with the problem for us.

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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    We deal with thugs in a different way, get the mafia to deal with the problem for us.
    Ooh, mob on thug violence! That does sound nice!
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    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I am sorry but I must disagree with that. For many people, YES, what you describe is true. For many others, people struggle with control and can drift back and forth between lucidity and fantasy depending on stress, triggers, environment, events and all sorts of other factors.

    To pretend that all people are either well and sane or mentally ill and insane is far too of a black and white all or nothing approach that defies human experience and what we know about human psychology.
    No, like I said if you cannot differentiate between reality and fantasy you are mentally unstable and should be getting help.

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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Ooh, mob on thug violence! That does sound nice!
    Well the mafia is much more civilized so we chose the mafia, there may or may not have been a window of time where the mafia was allowed to shoot up a bar where gang bangers hung out or a drive by shooting and there would be no police in the area. It's how we got rid of the Hells Angels.

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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I'm willing to bet they don't have the rampant poverty and "thug life" inner city culture we have either. There are a lot of factors to consider. Correlation does not imply causality.
    You are correct on that. However, American kids murder without being part of the inner city or poverty or thug life or anything but an ideal situation.

    Plymouth man convicted in Detroit-area beheading gets life in prison | MLive.com

    I live two blocks from where this kid lived and grew up. Two blocks. The house if a $400K house and the kid had every advantage. So what did thug life or poverty have to do with him? What take Opie from Maybury and turn him into Charles Manson?

    I know radio that you do not have the answer but I think we all need to think about these things.

    There is an old saying ..... "from the mouths of babes". In one of my classes years ago we were talking about the effects of violent films and games on kids and I asked if they effected or influenced people. I will never forget what one teen said.......... "only if you are weak minded or something is already wrong with you".

    I think there is wisdom there.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You are correct on that. However, American kids murder without being part of the inner city or poverty or thug life or anything but an ideal situation.

    Plymouth man convicted in Detroit-area beheading gets life in prison | MLive.com

    I live two blocks from where this kid lived and grew up. Two blocks. The house if a $400K house and the kid had every advantage. So what did thug life or poverty have to do with him? What take Opie from Maybury and turn him into Charles Manson?

    I know radio that you do not have the answer but I think we all need to think about these things.

    There is an old saying ..... "from the mouths of babes". In one of my classes years ago we were talking about the effects of violent films and games on kids and I asked if they effected or influenced people. I will never forget what one teen said.......... "only if you are weak minded or something is already wrong with you".

    I think there is wisdom there.
    I never said it's the only factor. These things happen everywhere. Even here in europe. When you actually look at the statistics and take away the violent crimes from the inner city poverty and gangs, we're pretty on par with the rest of the world. Rural America (in most cases) is actually pretty safe.
    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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